am i heading in the right direction

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    am i heading in the right direction

    Hy ppl

    Just need a little advise. In the attached pics are my bucket project, on the left is how it is at the mo and on the right is how it would look if i lessened the height of the mandibles. Should i shorten them or not?

    btw i plan to bring the mandibles closer together, and also the ears are only temporarily stuck on as this is not the final cast of the bucket.
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    Re: am i heading in the right direction

    I belive that the image to the right is more accurate... but that's just one man's opinion..

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    Re: am i heading in the right direction

    Cheers swede

    the version on the right i approx the right dimensions in regards to the mandibles i think although the crown is about 10mm to high.

    I once visited Gothenburg back in 1989 when i worked for Volvo in the Uk. Has it changed much? I remember staying at a lovely hotel on the left hand side of the harbour (i will return one day )

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    Re: am i heading in the right direction

    The length of your mandibles in this image might be an optical illusion. Because you are taking a sort of overheard shot, they look stretched. Try more head on. Notice the back edge of the helmet between the mandibles? That seems really high to me. Try a lower angle shot for comparison.

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    I will attempt to take a better pic tonight and repost. all your comments are really important to me as I plan to recast next week and i want the bucket as good as i can get it

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    i recon the right image looks spot on, looking good so far mate

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    Re: am i heading in the right direction

    Cheers fettster

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    Re: am i heading in the right direction

    Can't complain looking good!

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    I would shorten them, assuming you have the ability to withstand shortening, for example, if shortening them would expose your chin, dont. theres some paint techniques you can use to make them LOOK shorter in that case, but it wont be screen accurate, but itll fit your head, wich is more important to you? screen accurate or fitting? (depends on case, some arent worn) if you can shorten without showing your chin, go for it. just be careful and cut cleanly.

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    How did you make your ear pieces? Is there a tuorial somewhere, or did you wing it?

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    Re: am i heading in the right direction

    I got the ear pieces off someone on this forum (thanks Fettser). If you post a thread on the Cargo Hold you might get some offers.

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    Re: am i heading in the right direction

    wow . .thats all scratchbuilt?! nice work

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    Re: am i heading in the right direction

    welsh_bounty_hunter said:
    wow . .thats all scratchbuilt?! nice work
    I'll wait until i finally pull the final fibreglass one out of the mould before i receive the praise

    I keep cutting the thing up to modify it. The process of taking the final cast is always 'just around the corner'. Hopefully next month

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    ok, i think im in the right thread now, i'd be interested to see any mould pics, mine is a few weeks from that stage...

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    terminal fettler said:
    ok, i think im in the right thread now, i'd be interested to see any mould pics, mine is a few weeks from that stage...
    my bucket seems to be leap frogging across the board

    Terminal - i will take various pics of the moulding process and the fibreglassing process. Once completed i will post them and also pm you

    Any pics of your progress would be greatly appreciated.


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    Re: am i heading in the right direction

    hi Ronin, ive got bogged down with the hardware casting, its a mine field, ill post pics shortly. Are you doing a skin mould then fibre glass jacket for the helmet? Cheers, TF.....

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    Re: am i heading in the right direction

    I will be doing a silicone mould straight over the bucket and then plaster cast over the silicone. cut the plaster in half once dry and then strip the silicone from the bucket, hey presto. i will see if i can find the thread detailing this procedure.

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    sounds good thats how i did my first, however try runing a clay fence down the middle, from front to back. plaster one half, wait for it to dry , paint on slurry so the second half dosnt stick, theyll come apart without you having to cut it! does this make any sense? TF

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    TF - thanks for that. I have been pondering over that very problem for a while now. Everything from cardboard to grease. I think you have just solved my problem

    thanks mate

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    Re: am i heading in the right direction

    Ronin, looking pretty good.

    With the way your scratch boots turned out i'm sure you'll be able to get this to come out great.

    good luck

    -=QuinN!

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    Re: am i heading in the right direction

    Well here she is ready for a nice coat of silicone

    Now i am looking at pics of it instead of the real deal, the first pic makes it look wonky!!!! it isn't like that in person i promise
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    Re: am i heading in the right direction

    i think it looks pretty good nice job!!

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    Re: am i heading in the right direction

    Argggggggghhhhhhhh

    priming and sanding, priming and sanding, priming and sanding, priming and sanding. oh and filling. Priming and sanding, priming and sanding.

    someone help me from this madness

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